Penarth Esplanade is closed to traffic today and tomorrow for the annual Picnic Penarth street food festival
The public picnic is due to open at 13:30 this afternoon and all morning street food sellers have been setting up their stalls on both sides of the promenade
Penarth Town Council – which is organising the event – is hoping that there will be large crowds attracted to the sea front because of the start tomorrow (Sunday) of the next leg of the Volvo Ocean Race – which begins at 16:00.
The main sailing action tomorrow will be off the Cardiff foreshore and Penarth Head where yesterday there were large crowds at the Penarth end of the Barrage to watch the Sky Ocean Rescue InPort race.
Tomorrow (Sunday) after completing the course marked on the graphic above, the fleet will set sail past Penarth Pier and the Esplanade and down channel – destination Gothenburg.